any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
Of all the poems I've read to this prompt, this feels to me the most true to the original. Not just the external aspects of it - the capitalisation, the dashes, the staccato phrases - those are easy enough to imitate. But you have really nailed that sense of wondering, of fear and awe of what lies ahead, that yearning...
Words have a lot of power. Sometimes a single word will set life ablaze, and others will snuff it right out.
I admire the response Sumana specially the use of dashes & that ending killer line with: No Earth – nor – Hell – neither HeavenYou have captured her vague yet sharp impossibility ~
a sad read for me...
Loved your take on this prompt :)Beautifully penned!
This is brilliant, Sumana. You employed her "poetic tools" so well and created such a melancholic mood, which is something Dickinson would applaud, as do I.
Wow. You truly did channel Emily's style on this. Most excellent work.
You have captured a lot of the Dickinson style in your poem, Sumana. The dashes, the capitalizations. Quite a painful subject though, which is also something that Dickinson might have felt. I think she was a very lonely person!
Sadly we sometimes utter that word, even if only to regret it. The ending is particularly powerful.
Phew... that was energetic and powerful!
Limbo soul.. unmistakableeyes of human..Emily'sface..A bestpoeticexpression..for me..seesoften..humanityrepressingmore thanoppressingNOWin aisles of EmilySuper Wal-marts.. in eyes of Purgatory Stores..:)
Fascinating -- it sounds like it hurt
A very contemplative piece. "In pain – regretful sighs" - so true.
Words are very powerful... can grow to be painful when they're twisted..
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